Smoke on the water: forest fires bring haze and breathing problems to Parksville Qualicum Beach

!An orange haze has replaced the piercing sun the last few days in Parksville Qualicum Beach as smoke from forest fires settles into the region. - AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO
  • posted Jul 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM

City considers moving to Level 4 water restrictions; no rain relief in forecast


Fire help arriving from Ontario, Australia

  • updated Jul 7, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Reinforcements arrive in Abbotsford and Cranbrook, aircraft deployed to Kamloops with more wildfire help on the way


Province, Chevron to increase 'ethanol blended gasoline' on Vancouver Island

  • posted Jul 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The company currently supplies 65 per cent of the Island's transportation fuel needs, according to a Chevron press release.


Fireworks lit up Canada Day sky in Parksville

  • posted Jul 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The Thrifty Foods-sponsored fireworks show in Parksville Bay is always a popular ending to Canada Day festivities


The Odds rock Canada Day festivities in Parksville

  • posted Jul 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The Vancouver band played to huge crowds at Parksville Community Park

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